Dictator Dan forced to water down pandemic Bill

The past week has seen the legal profession and human rights activists lobby furiously against the Victorian Government’s proposed pandemic powers, which have already passed the lower house.

For example, the Victorian Bar – the professional association of barristers – claims the new pandemic laws which would grant the Andrews Government “unlimited, unreviewable power” that “authorises extreme limitations of basic liberties of all Victorians and confers enormous powers on the executive”.

Opposition to pandemic power bill

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